Two executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about a mosquito
The current predicaments of Greece and Puerto Rico have been a long time in the making. Read more »
A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »
What about Bastille Day, which is as French as the Fourth of July is American and as empowering as Utah's 24th of July Pioneer Day? What does its history teach us about liberty's meaning in the... Read more »
The Utah political nerd society (we are charter members) is excited about new developments in local elections, such as mail-in voting for municipal elections and billboard advertisements in the... Read more »
Over the next 10 years, if there is greater communication, commerce and capitalism between Iran and the rest of the world, surely this will gradually empower Iranians who see their country's... Read more »
The moral character of any society is defined by how well it takes care of its poor. The real heroes in our world are those who do something for others. I believe the citizens of Utah want to help... Read more »
Debates on the terms of the Iran nuclear deal should not invalidate the significance of the deal; what was accomplished through diplomacy could not have been achieved through war. Read more »
The World War II era forged the American character, the sense of patriotism that rekindled the values that unite us — caring for each other, sense of community, sacrifice and the worth of... Read more »
If we don’t act now to protect this extraordinary Utah landscape, we may never fully understand the mystery and lessons of the ancient ones or have the chance to follow in their footsteps... Read more »
The difficult task of drawing the legal lines between religious freedom and other emerging rights lies ahead of us. We would do well to step back from the fray a bit and consider religion’s... Read more »
If the United States didn’t demand so much marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other mind-altering substances, Mexico could actually start to shed its drug-lord woes and realize its economic... Read more »
The joy of space exploration always has been the surprises it brings. The close encounter with Pluto ought to make us all wonder what new things we might yet discover or invent. Read more »
President Obama and his chief negotiator John Kerry have emerged from the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations with the worst deal imaginable. Trust is foundational to any treaty. Iran must demonstrate... Read more »
It is time for Gov. Gary Herbert and the House and Senate leadership to finish their task of agreeing on a credible plan to cover Utah’s eventual costs, and get the job done. Read more »
I have some sympathy for Judge Thomas Kay, who said he wished the media weren't present during the trial, but I doubt parents concerned about the safety of school-aged children would agree. Read more »
When implemented, the greater sage-grouse land-use plans will protect millions of acres of critical habitat for the greater sage-grouse, as well as many other wildlife species dependent on our... Read more »
Symbolic politics, such as banning the Confederate battle flag, satisfy images, but they do not feed, clothe, shelter or educate. That kind of hard work requires more than attention to symbols. Read more »
Women need opportunities for leadership, but women must also be willing to step into leadership roles. Women often fail to see themselves as leaders and often need to be nudged or pushed into... Read more »
Hopefully Gov. Gary Herbert and his environmental officials won’t let Utah be a dumping ground for the federal government’s depleted uranium problem. Read more »
The federal government should, in fact, draft, interpret, prioritize and enforce its laws as it sees fit. However, it should also defer to state interpretations of state laws. This is not happening... Read more »
Former United States Sen. James Webb, D-Va., has declared for the Democratic Party nomination for president. As a presidential contender, he can address problems of national security and defense... Read more »
Inequality is a phenomenon that humans have dealt with for millennia. No society has been able eliminate inequality and it’s unlikely to ever disappear completely. Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
Consider that 30 to 40 years ago, many in this country believed that moral opposition to abortion was "on the wrong side of history." We know instead that Soviet communism and atheism were the... Read more »
Reforms in these areas would dramatically improve America’s economy. Resurrecting the Export-Import Bank would not. Read more »
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